Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offerings to a costumed Eric Hamber. 1927. Item # MI-136 Topics: Costume, Dancing, Parties
Item is a documentary film documenting John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. The film contains footage of the proposed playscape model for the playground as well as footage of the completed playground with children playing on it. The film also documents an interview between two unidentified men at the playground. [between 1968 and 1973]. Item # MI-110 Topics: Children, Children's activities, Playgrounds, Parks, Architectural models
Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children's fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children's games, and musical... Topics: Boxing, Cycling, Ballet, Children's activities, Competitions, Dancing, Hiking, Playgrounds, Tug of...
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134 Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
Item is an amateur film documenting a Spencer family Christmas gathering. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and a baby, likely Andrea Ellen Spencer. Film also documents Peggy Spencer and others in party hats, and people with tennis raquets. [1959?]. Item # MI-94 Topics: Infants, Family, Celebrations
Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets
[197-]. Film contains footage copied for the film "Curse of the lost gold mine." Copies of archives footage are from the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 1905-H69962 An execution by hanging; and 1903-H33408 After the first snow. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-299 Topics: Sleighs and sleds, Snow
Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer visiting an estate with a large group of children, possibly including Diana and Barbara Spencer. [1930?]. Item # MI-45 Topics: Children, Gardens--Household, Houses
1984. Film was sponsored by the British Columbia provincial government and shows the construction of the Coquihalla. There is no narration; the soundtrack is all music. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-282 Topics: Aerial photographs, Transportation, Rivers, Mountains--British Columbia, Road construction
. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, cougar kittens, marmots, and grizzly... Topics: Lakes, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia, Animals
1974. Item is an educational wildlife film narrated by Tommy Tompkins. In addition to wolves, the film features many wild animals in their natural habitats including beaver, weasels, grizzly bears, moose, deer, mountain sheep, ducks, geese, coyotes, elk, cougar and ptarmigan. Filmed by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-558 Topics: Snow, Animals, Wildlife, Rivers, Forests
Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver city lights at night in 1964, including several neon signs and Theatre Row on Granville Street. The film also contains snow scenes and footage of the William Gardner family at Capilano Road in North Vancouver in December 1964 and January 1965, and footage of the family at their West Vancouver home between May and July 1965. [1964-1965]. Item # MI-122 Topics: Snow, Children, Children's activities, Families, Family recreation, Businesses, Advertisements,...
Item is an organizational record film documenting firefighters tending to a car crash on Clark Drive and an apartment building fire. The first segment shows a totalled car, with firefighters searching for victims in the burnt car and coroners coming to take the bodies away. Also includes an interview with the first police officer on the scene, Robert Clooney. The second segment shows firefighters fighting an apartment building fire by aerial ladder and performing first aid for victims,... Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings, Traffic accidents
An amateur film documenting diving and synchronized swimming events at the Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1954, in Vancouver. Item #MI-17 Topics: Vancouver, Empire and Commonwealth Games, swimming, diving, sports
1979. Film is a teaching aid and shows stories of people who made proper choices as well as those who made poor choices when preparing for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling in the wilderness. The drama of a successful rescue is also shown. "Winter survival" won the Gold Plaque - Best Public Health Film at the Chicago International Film Festival and a Silver Screen Award - Safety and Health at the U.S. Industrial Film Festival. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-270 Topics: Skiing, Snow, Medical care, Tents
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and three unidentified female companions riding horses in the stable yards (possibly at the Hamber ranch at Minnekhada in Coquitlam). The films shows footage primarily of chicken and ducks moving about the farm. 1935. Item # MI-147 Topics: Agricultural buildings, Barns, Stables, Farms, Houses, Chickens, Domestic animals, Birds, Horses,...
Item is an organizational record film documenting the Leo's Steak House fire. Film shows firefighters breaking into the building to put out what appears to be an electrical fire and firefighters on an aerial ladder to fight the fire on the roof. Also shows policemen at the scene of a car crash. Warning: graphic images. [between 1968 and 1975]. Item # MI-177 Topics: Restaurants, diners, lunchrooms, etc.
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Vancouver's parks. The recreational activities shown in the film include tennis, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, soccer, golf, lawn bowling, ice skating, rugby, football, field hockey, sunbathing, swimming, children's finger painting, ballet dancing, boys woodworking, girls arts and crafts, girls indoor basketball, bingo, bag piping, and dancing. The film also documents the free archery instruction that was... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Tennis, Lacrosse, Cricket, Baseball, Soccer, Golfing, Lawn bowling, Skating, ice, Rugby, Football,...
1973. Item is raw camera footage shot for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Includes night street scenes featuring neon lights on Granville Street and Georgia Street, including: Movieland Arcade, Sam's, the Orpheum, Vogue Theatre, Bowmac and more. Also includes scenes of traffic, and shop windows. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-565 Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Lighting
Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests wearing costumes and playacting a harem love scene. 1927. Item # MI-138 Topics: Costume, Parties
Item is an amateur film documenting a group, including Victor Vance Spencer and his wife, Peggy, shooting skeet, hunting birds, and fishing. Film also documents a cattle drive and pigs. 1951. Item # MI-87 Topics: Hunting, Fishing, Pigs
1974. Film is an educational wildlife film narrated by Tommy Tompkins. In addition to wolves, the film features many wild animals in their natural habitats including beaver, weasels, grizzly bears, moose, deer, mountain sheep, ducks, geese, coyotes, elk, cougar and ptarmigan. Filmed by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-274 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Forests, Rivers, Snow, Lakes and ponds, Animals
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the parkâs recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Parks, Playgrounds, Beaches, Children, Crowds, Families, Men, Women, Bridges, Children's...
1972. "Water Colours" is an experimental art film by Michael Collier. Collier used music, colour manipulations, optical printing effects, and other techniques to create an overall psychedelic effect. It was chosen to be the opening short for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" which played in theatres across Canada. "Water Colours" was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and was included in a series of films that played in galleries and cities around the...
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.) Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouverâs parks in 1940. This film names Vancouver the âPlayground City of the North Westâ and contains footage of Stanley Park, Connaught Park, Douglas Park, Devonshire Park, Shaughnessy Park, Memorial West Park, Memorial South Park, Almond Park, Hastings Community Park, Grandview Park, Trout Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Tatlow Park, Thornton Park, Hadden Park, Burrard View Park, Maple Grove Park, Sunset Nursery, Victory Square Park, Beaver Lake Park... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Boats and boating, Forests, Trees, Flowers, Park buildings, Parks, Lawn bowling, Golfing, Tennis,...
Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja... Topics: Skating, ice, Celebrations
Item is a documentary film documenting a Chilliwack Cartage Co. truck driving in Fraser Valley and arriving at Jersey Farms dairy plant at 2256 W. Broadway. Film documents the operations at the plant in considerable detail. [ca. 1940]. Item # MI-11 Topic: Dairy plants
Item is an organizational record film documenting an apartment building fire (address 257 street unknown) that shows firefighters wearing oxygen tanks fighting the fire inside the building as well as on the roof using an aerial ladder. [between 1960 and 1975]. Item # MI-179 Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings
[197-]. Item is a home movie of the crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival. Scenes from the stage, of the musicians, most footage is of the crowds enjoying themselves, some shots of tents and vehicles. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-576 Topics: Camping, Crowds, Bands, Music, Musicians, Musical instruments
1984. This film, along with "An Exchange of Value," was produced by Yaletown Productions for the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The film depicts the stock market industry in Vancouver. Reference code: AM1553-8-S14-:MI-265 Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Stock-exchanges, Office workers, Cityscapes, Buildings
Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage probably taken from a Kettle Valley Railroad train going through the Okanagan. The film ends with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include Shell, White Spot, and the New Westminster Shrine Club General Band. Businesses shown include Oscar's, Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific... Topics: Parade, Police on horses, Crowds, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Canyons, Bridges, Lakes and ponds
. Item is an educational wildlife film about grizzly bears. It includes footage of many wild animals and their habitats including: coyotes, wolves, mountain goats, foxes, eagles, common loons, geese, blue heron, caribou and grizzly bears. | Film was presented by B.C. Hydro. Photography and narration by Tommy Tompkins. Directed and edited by Michael Collier. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-555 Topics: Glaciers, Wildlife, Animals, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia
Item is a documentary film documenting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver. Film documents a ceremony at Pier B.C., and a drive through the city including stops at City Hall, Hastings Park, Spanish Banks, Lion's Gate Bridge. Film also shows Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King on the royal train. 1939. Item # MI-13 Topic: Royal visits
1978. Film was presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. This educational wildlife film about grizzly bears includes footage of many wild animals and their habitats including: coyotes, wolves, mountain goats, foxes, eagles, common loons, geese, blue heron, cariboo and grizzly bears. Reference code: AM1553-5-S4-: MI-276 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Glaciers, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Animals
Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family travelling to and within France by train and by boat. Film documents Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Diana, and Barbara. [1929?]. Item # MI-41 Topics: Families, Railroads, Passengers, Boats and ships
1970. Item is a home movie. Footage includes a sailboat filmed from the shore, a polar bear in Stanley Park, a monkey in a cage, Queen Elizabeth Park, ocean waves, a float plane, a winter scene, and scenes of downtown shot from a moving vehicle. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-571 Topics: Bears, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Coasts, Sailboats, Boats and boating, Zoo animals, Zoos,...
. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Interview with Jack Mould who tells of his beliefs about the mine and his own experiences trying to find gold near Pitt Lake. Includes shots of the tent-shaped rock. Mould believes that Spanish found gold there before Slumach did and has had some luck dowsing to find gold. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-487
Super 8 mm film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for protest,... Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets, Vancouver
Item is a documentary film documenting the Stanley Park Miniature Railway and other recreational activities in the park. The b&w footage of this film documents the construction of the miniature railway including bulldozing of the land and building of the railway tracks. It also contains footage of a ceremony involving hammering in the last spike as well as footage of the train running along the tracks in full operation carrying passengers and arriving at a station filled with crowds of... Topics: Railroads--Construction, Railroads--Passenger cars, Railroads--Stations, Crowds, Children,...
An amateur film documenting the Grey Cup parade in 1955. Film documents the RCMP marching band and floats from Eaton's, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Marilyn Bell, and various "Miss" representatives for the football teams. This was the first time the Grey Cup was held in Vancouver. The Grey Cup game took place on November 26, 1955, between the Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes. Item #MI-18 Topics: Vancouver, Parades, Football, Grey Cup
Item is an amateur film documenting a group of people, including Peggy Spencer, vacationing in the United States. Film documents people boarding an airplane, women on a beach, children swimming, golf, and a boat named "Valerian II". Film also documents a football game and footage of an animal performance at Marineland of the Pacific. 1960. Item # MI-95 Topics: Children, Swimming, Family recreation
Item is a reel of amateur films documenting the royal visits to British Columbia in 1939 and 1951. The first part of the film reel contains approximately five minutes of footage of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver in May 1939. It includes views of and from Queen Elizabeth Park, and a band procession leading the royal motorcade from the park. Also included are views of crowds lined up along Georgia Street near Howe and in Stanley Park watching the band procession and... Topics: Royal visits, Parks, Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Lions Gate Bridge, Boats and ships, Bands,...